Niles lands four on All-West basketball teams

Gavin Rasler was one of four Niles basketball players named to the SMAC All-West Division teams. (Leader photo/File)

Gavin Rasler was one of four Niles basketball players named to the SMAC All-West Division teams. (Leader photo/File)

Niles senior Gavin Rasler was the lone selection for the Vikings on the SMAC All-West Division boys basketball team, which was announced recently.

Benton Harbor and Portage Northern both had three players named first team as they shared the division championship with Portage Central, which had a pair of players selected by the coaches.

Niles finished in a fifth place tie with St. Joseph.



West Division

Curtis Dawson, Benton Harbor

Jatun Gunn, Benton Harbor

Roy Anderson, Benton Harbor

Braden Burke, Lakeshore

Max Gaishin, Lakeshore

Gavin Rasler, Niles

Austin McCullough, Portage Central

Raine Potts, Portage Central

Caleb Eustice, Portage Northern

Tommy Henry, Portage Northern

Daryn Snow, Portage Northern

Michael Hunn, St. Joseph


Honorable Mention

Gibson Archer, Lakeshore

Joe Stewart, Portage Central


Finals Standings

1. Benton Harbor

1. Portage Central

1. Portage Northern

4. Lakeshore

5. Niles

5. St. Joseph


Girls basketball

Despite finishing fourth in the final SMAC West Division girls basketball standings, Niles had three players named to the All-West Division squad.

Seniors Elyse Zimmerman, Jazmin Brann and Emily Gaines were all first team selections, which are choosen by the West Division coaches.

Division champion Lakeshore led the way with four selections, while St. Joseph, which was the runner-up to the Lancers, had a pair of players picked.



West Division

Kyrse Gondrezick, Benton Harbor

Taylor Wagner, Lakeshore

Morgan Kaiser, Lakeshore

Sarah Dubbert, Lakeshore

Morgan Shewmaker, Lakeshore

Elyse Zimmerman, Niles

Jazmin Brann, Niles

Emily Gaines, Niles

Mackenzie Pikkart, Portage Central

Katya Campbell, Portage Northern

Shelby Madison, St. Joseph

Anna Fischer, St. Joseph

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